How do I choose a family day care educator?

All families want to know that their child’s wellbeing and education is a priority and that the educator you choose is confident, skilled, knowledgeable and will acknowledge your child and families values. With this in mind;

When you are choosing and educator ask yourself these questions:

  • Does the educator make you feel welcome?
  • Does it feel like the educator is taking a genuine interest in your child?
  • Do you see the educator engaging with the other children in their care respectfully?
  • Are they attentive to the other children while still talking to you?

Look at the overall environment:

  • Do the spaces feel calm and inviting?
  • Does it feel overwhelming or chaotic?
  • Are their different spaces for children to play in, both indoors and outdoors?
  • Can you see examples of children’s learning?
  • Where will your child sleep or rest?

Ask the educator how they:

  • Support children’s individual learning and developmental needs
  • Support individual family cultural needs
  • Inform you of your child’s learning journey
  • Communicate with you on a daily basis about your child and their day


  • The hours of care you require
  • Any medical conditions and the Management of them
  • Any additional needs or support required
  • Behaviour guidance tips you might use at home
  • Fees and payment of fees
  • What qualifications the educators have and what further professional development they have completed

If you have any questions please get in touch.